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A 21-year-old male asked:

i've been prescribed pantoprazole for about a month. i am also a medical marijuana patient and wanted to know if i could still consume marijuana while on this medication? would it decrease effectiveness or increase the risk of an overdose?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Not likely: Possible interactions: MJ use might increase effect of alcohol. Anticoagulants/anti-platelet drugs, herbs&supplements. These reduce clotting. MJ canchange how the body processes them, increased risk of bleeding. MJ& CNS depressants mightcause an additive sedative effect. Protease inhibitor;MJ use with use of these antiviral drugs might reduce their effectiveness. SSRI-possible mania-mayo Clinic

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